Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
Time change for Arkansas-LSU series opener
An Arkansas helmet sits on the field during practice Friday, June 10, 2022, in Chapel Hill, N.C.
FAYETTEVILLE — The first pitch of the baseball series between third-ranked Arkansas and top-ranked LSU on Friday has been moved to noon.
The time change is due to a stormy weather forecast in Baton Rouge, La., on Friday night. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, with some severe storms possible.
The series opener was originally scheduled to be televised by ESPN2, but will now be streamed by SEC Network-Plus.
No other changes were made to the weekend schedule Thursday, but LSU coach Jay Johnson said a Saturday doubleheader is possible due to more rain in Sunday's forecast. Saturday's game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and will be televised by SEC Network, and ESPN is scheduled to televise Sunday's game beginning at noon.
Arkansas (19-2, 3-0 SEC) enters the series on a 14-game winning streak. LSU (19-2, 2-1) won its first SEC series last weekend at Texas A&M.
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